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After two and half years, I've finally had an idea for another fic challenge. So here it is.

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.


It works like so:

I'm leaving a list of 50+ prompts here, ways (or reasons) to leave your lover. If one of them strikes your fancy, claim it, and I'll take it off the list. You have until a month after you claim your prompt to post your fic, after which, if the fic isn't posted and you haven't let me know it will be late, I'll release the prompt again.

The challenge is multifandom, so you can write for any pairing you like. The only stipulations are that at some point in the story, someone must leave their lover, and all fics must be at least 500 words. There is no maximum length. Feel free to write a novel if you so desire.

Once you've finished your fic, leave a comment here with the link to where it can be found. Once people start finishing their fics, I'll post a master list to be updated as more fics are posted. If you finish one story, and you'd like to claim another prompt, feel free! But you may only have one open prompt at a time.

The challenge will continue until we have 50 stories.



1. From a car
2. in the middle of the night Taken by [livejournal.com profile] misslucyjane
3. after a fight
4. suddenly one morning
5. without saying goodbye Taken by [livejournal.com profile] stella_pegasi
6. with saying goodbye
7. on the phone taken by [livejournal.com profile] semisweetsoul
8. in a letter
9. by email
10. in a text
11. slip out the back, Jack Taken by [livejournal.com profile] nomanomynous
12. make a new plan, Stan
13. you don't need to be coy, Roy
14. hop on the bus, Gus
15. just drop off the key, Lee taken by [livejournal.com profile] clwilson2006
16. on a plane
17. on a train
18. in a telegram taken by [livejournal.com profile] fallon_ash
19. in the newspaper
20. with flowers taken by [livejournal.com profile] race_the_ace
21. on the radio
22. through a friend
23. through a stranger
24. with a speech
25. without saying anything taken by [livejournal.com profile] eshtah
26. to be with someone else
27. to be alone taken by [livejournal.com profile] butterflycell
28. on vacation
29. at work
30. at home taken by [livejournal.com profile] aranellaurelote
31. at school
32. with a poem
33. with a song
34. with a mix tape taken by [livejournal.com profile] semisweetsoul
35. with a book
36. over breakfast
37. over lunch
38. over dinner
39. with one last kiss taken by [livejournal.com profile] bluewillowtree
40. with breakup sex taken by [livejournal.com profile] lyonza
41. with tears
42. with laughter
43. mutually
44. leaving the country taken by [livejournal.com profile] lionessvalenti
45. leaving the city taken by [livejournal.com profile] athousanderrors
46. dying
47. at the altar taken by [livejournal.com profile] tertiarylife
48. by firing them
49. because they cheated
50. because you cheated
51. by killing them
52. on national television
53. because they love you
54. because you love them Taken by [livejournal.com profile] eshtah
55. for fame
56. “Honey, I'm engaged.”
57. for money
58. for their sibling
59. to remarry your ex-spouse
60. to go undercover taken by [livejournal.com profile] gelbes_gilatier
61. after the funeral
62. because of the war taken by [livejournal.com profile] eshtah
63. fond farewell
64. With a restraining order
65. During a disaster
66. Because you're/they're pregnant
67. Because you're/they're not pregnant
68. Because their pet hates you
69. Because their pet won't leave you alone
70. for the children
71. because you're not interested in sex
72. because they're not interested in sex
73. because you're diagnosed with an incurable disease
74. because they're diagnosed with an incurable disease
75. because you have won the lottery
76. because they have won the lottery
77. because you're sent to jail
78. because they're sent to jail
79. because you don't remember them
80. because they don't remember you taken by [livejournal.com profile] clwilson2006
81. because of an addiction
82. because of an obsession taken by [livejournal.com profile] dragonladyk
83. because of an undying love for a sports team/a singer/ a band...
84. because they're full of themselves



If you have an idea for more prompts to add to the list, please leave them here. Also, please, please, please pimp this challenge out. I can only advertise in the fandoms I'm in, but I'd love to get it out to more than just that
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Date: 2010-04-23 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eshtah.livejournal.com
Hey, can I claim prompt 54? :D

I like this idea, and I think it's a solid list of prompts (I'm going to bookmark it)!

Date: 2010-04-23 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
It's yours!

Thanks. I'm glad you like it. :)

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Date: 2010-04-23 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stella-pegasi.livejournal.com
Could I claim prompt # 5 - without saying goodbye, please.

This is great idea...should be to see what everone comes up with.

Date: 2010-04-23 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
Absolutely!

Thanks! I hope people have fun with it. :)

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Date: 2010-04-23 03:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] misslucyjane
I want #2, please!

Date: 2010-04-23 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
All yours, bb.

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Date: 2010-04-23 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stardustcities.livejournal.com
Can I take 53? :3

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Date: 2010-04-23 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nomanomynous.livejournal.com
11 (slip out the back, Jack), please (deleted earlier comment because I put the wrong one)

Date: 2010-04-23 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
All yours. :)

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Date: 2010-04-23 05:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sassy-lion.livejournal.com
#25, please!

Date: 2010-04-23 05:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
You got it!

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Date: 2010-04-23 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nomanomynous.livejournal.com
some additional prompt ideas:
for money (Harlequin classic...)
for their sibling
to remarry your ex-spouse
to go undercover
after the funeral
because of the war
fond farewell

Date: 2010-04-23 06:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-23 09:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lionessvalenti.livejournal.com
I'd like to snag #44, please. :)

Date: 2010-04-23 06:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
You got it!

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Date: 2010-04-23 09:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyonza.livejournal.com
Can I have #40 please? Perhaps I can kick my long-overdue, forgotten story back into gear with this.

Date: 2010-04-23 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
All yours. :)

Date: 2010-04-23 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aranellaurelote.livejournal.com
Can I have number 46 please :D And can I ask if a series of drabbles is ok?

Date: 2010-04-23 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
It's yours!

A series of drabbles is fine, but they'll all have to relate to the prompt you picked. :)

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Date: 2010-04-23 12:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wardrobewitch.livejournal.com
I would love to claim 13.you don't need to be coy, Roy

Date: 2010-04-23 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
It's yours!

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Date: 2010-04-23 12:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gelsey.livejournal.com
Suggestions:
With a restraining order
During a disaster
Because you're/she's pregnant
Because you're/she's not pregnant
Because their pet hates you
Because their pet won't leave you alone

Date: 2010-04-23 06:16 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-04-23 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluewillowtree.livejournal.com
A song jumped into my head the minute I read #39, so I'd love to take that one.

Great idea!

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Date: 2010-04-23 04:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fallon-ash.livejournal.com
I'd like 18 - in a telegram?

Date: 2010-04-23 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
All yours!

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Date: 2010-04-23 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clwilson2006.livejournal.com
I'll Try, I need a break from my BigBang

I'd like #15 just drop of the key, lee

Do I have to say now what fandom?

Date: 2010-04-23 06:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
Done!

You don't have to say what fandom until the story is submitted! I'm easy that way. ;)

Date: 2010-04-23 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] semisweetsoul.livejournal.com
Hello! I don't know where I saw this but here I am! :)

How about

for the children
because you're/they're not interested in sex
because you're/they're diagnosed with an incurable disease
because you/they have won the lottery
because you/they're sent to jail
because you don't remember them/they don't remember you (hint: amnesia fic)
because of an addiction
because of an obsession
because of an undying love for a sports team/a singer/ a band...
because they're full of themselves!

there that's done! Now, can I have the mix tape, which is 34? Thank you!

Date: 2010-04-23 07:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
All yours, and thanks!

Date: 2010-04-23 09:57 pm (UTC)
ext_389012: Jon and Stephen talking about their rallies. (Default)
From: [identity profile] queenfanfiction.livejournal.com
I'm going to request No.73 even though I probably shouldn't, time-wise. *has no self-restraint*

Date: 2010-04-23 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
Done!

If it comes to the deadline, and you need more time, just let me know. :)

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Date: 2010-04-23 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] butterflycell.livejournal.com
I would like to take 27 please, if it's still up for grabs =]

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Date: 2010-04-23 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] race-the-ace.livejournal.com
Can I have number 20 please? With flowers? Thanks! This is exciting, I've never done something like this before.

Date: 2010-04-24 12:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
You got it. Good luck! :D

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Date: 2010-04-24 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] delwyncole.livejournal.com
#66 please. Thank You! Great idea.

Date: 2010-04-24 01:04 am (UTC)

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Date: 2010-04-28 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gelbes-gilatier.livejournal.com
Okay, I probably shouldn't do this but anyway... '#60 - to go undercover', please.

I know I'm gonna regret this... but I can never resist a good challenge for too long :D

Date: 2010-04-28 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
All yours!

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Date: 2010-04-28 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athousanderrors.livejournal.com
#45 - Leaving the city.

*might actually attempt to finish massive sprawly unrequited Sheppard/McKay fic with prompt as incentive*

Date: 2010-04-29 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
All yours, love.

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Date: 2010-04-29 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonladyk.livejournal.com
#82, please.

DragonLady

Date: 2010-05-03 02:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
You got it.

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Date: 2010-04-29 10:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smokeandgranite.livejournal.com
DAS PIECE!

http://smokeandgranite.livejournal.com/7177.html

Date: 2010-05-08 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] semisweetsoul.livejournal.com
Voilà! My first fic is done. Manny, the artist (http://community.livejournal.com/semisweet_style/16283.html), Modern Family, G.

Can I have #7 on the phone, please?

Date: 2010-05-10 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skidmo-fic.livejournal.com
All yours!
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